Did you know that 70% of our trash can be recycled? Celebrate Earth Day with LeVar Burton as he explains how recycling works in this Reading Rainbow video.
Happy Earth Day!
On New Year’s Day, 1970, President Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act in his office at La Casa Pacifica, The Western White House in San Clemente, CA.
--from the Nixon Library
President George W. Bush talking with AmeriCorps volunteers at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Fla., April 22, 2004.
-from the George W. Bush Library
Smash it, crush it, blast it: GE puts its advanced materials through strenuous tests to ensure they can withstand the most extreme conditions. Find out how everyday materials hold up to the same rigorous tests on our new #SpringBreakIt Tumblr. And let us know which tests you’d like to see more of!
Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs
Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.
it finally feels like 2014
Every once in a while there’s an invention you never knew you always needed.
THIS IS A KICKSTARTER!
And it needs funding!
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made. It all begins in the late ’60s in rural Wisconsin, where there was this guy named Joel, not too different from you or me …
Are you okay, Tumblr?
This is why Pixar is awesome: Include a famous dress from a famous painting of a famous actress playing Macbeth in your Scottish fantasy animation. Brave!
Can you hear the difference between a Stradivarius and another violin? Ed Yong summarizes a recent study on his blog, in which professional musicians, in a blinded test, rank newer violins higher than old Strads.
"Although the soloists varied in their tastes, two new violins consistently scored the most points, with an old Stradivarius tailing in third place. Overall, the new violins collectively scored 35 points and the old ones scored 4—a six-fold difference. Fritz writes, “We can find no plausible scoring system by which the old fare any better.”"
Mayor Tom Bradley stands to the right as Jacqueline Gareau of Canada crosses the finish line. She was the first female to finish the L.A. Marathon. Photo dated: February 19, 1984.
Druid Burial Ground
First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. The time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.